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Valentine’s Day Menu: 3 recipes to help you celebrate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Here’s a Valentine’s Day menu for the whole day!

There’s one table that doesn’t require a reservation on Valentine’s Day… Yours! Nothing says, “I love you” like a homemade meal.

If you’re more inclined to stay in and celebrate love, Chef Nettie Frank has your at-home lover’s day menu.

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Nettie is hosting a food travel tour around Europe. You can find more about it on her Instagram, @cultivatedfoodtravel.


Valentine’s Day Menu

Strawberry Heart Danishes


  • Puff Pastry Dough
  • 1 Package Cream Cheese – Softened
  • 2 T. Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 lb Strawberries – Washed and Diced
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat Oven to 375°F
  2. Prep cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Lightly flour the working surface, and lay out puff pastry.
  4. Using 2 different sizes of heart-shaped cookie cutters, 1 slightly smaller than the other, cut out larger pieces first, then cut ½ of the hearts with the smaller cutter.
  5. Lay the outlined heart on top of the solid heart, creating a heart with a border, then lay on the cookie sheet. (Add smaller blank hearts to the cookie sheet as well)
  6. Using a fork, poke holes in the bottom of the puff pastry to prevent excess rising.
  7. Whisk together egg and 1 T. water, creating an egg wash. Using a pastry brush, brush
  8. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla, and spoon into hearts.
  9. Then, add the desired amount of strawberries to the pastry.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes, or until puff pastry is cooked through and golden brown.


Pizza Roses


  • 2 cans Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough
  • ¼ C. Butter – Melted
  • 1 T. Garlic Salt
  • 1 Package Pepperoni
  • 1 Bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


  1. Turn the Oven to 425°F
  2. Slightly flour your work space surface, and roll out the pizza dough.
  3. Combine melted butter and garlic salt, then, using a pastry brush, bruch both pizzas with the mixture.
  4. Cut each pizza dough lengthwise, into 6 equal slices.
  5. Lay out pepperoni half way on the pizza strip, and overlap each pepperoni ¼ over each other.
  6. Sprinkle cheese at the base of the pepperoni, then flip the remaining pizza strip over cheese, leaving ½ of the pepperoni exposed.
  7. Start rolling the strips from one end to the other, keeping cheese tucked in.
  8. Spray a muffin tin, then place the roses into the muffin tin.
  9. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown.


Pink Alfredo Sauce


  • 3 C Heavy Cream
  • ½ Onion – Diced
  • ½ C Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Garlic Cloves – Chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. Beet Powder


  1. Saute onion in a tablespoon of olive oil, then add in chopped garlic.
  2. Add in heavy cream, and bring to a boil.
  3. Whisk in beet powder, and Salt and Pepper to taste.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low, and add pasta.
  5. Add Cheese.

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